Castle Island

By - 7/19/17 - 12:14 am
Fiery sunset over Boston

A roving UHub photographer watched the sun go down from Castle Island on Tuesday.

By - 7/15/17 - 11:06 am
Towing sail boats through Boston Harbor

A guy in a motorboat towed several sailboats past Castle Island from the direction of the harbor islands towards the inner harbor yesterday.

By - 4/22/17 - 9:44 am

Katia reports:

SO stoked to see a pair of loons at the Sugar Bowl in Southie this morning.

Her sighting comes a couple weeks after somebody spotted a loon at Jamaica Pond.

By - 4/9/17 - 3:37 pm
Norwegian tall ship in Boston Harbor.

John Gage watched the Norwegian tall ship Sørlandet, come into Boston Harbor today.

By - 2/23/17 - 1:40 pm
Opening of Sullivan's

A beautiful day and school-vacation week equaled a wicked long line for the opening of Sullivan's at Castle Island today. Traffic was backed up way past the Farragut statue.

By - 1/17/17 - 9:49 am
Pleasure Bay with still waters

SteveBikes spotted something unusual this morning: A still Pleasure Bay:

Between the wind and the tides, it's fairly rare for Pleasure Bay to be still enough to be reflective.

By - 8/21/16 - 5:34 pm
Kayakers being rescued in Dorchester Bay

Rescue boats in Dorchester Bay. Photo by Mike.

The Coast Guard teamed up with Boston fire and police marine units to rescue five kayakers who found themselves in some sort of trouble in Dorchester Bay off Castle Island shortly after 3 p.m. today; initial reports said one might have wound up in the water. John Duffill reports the marine units got all five out OK.

By - 6/29/16 - 6:39 pm

Caught in Southie reports DCR has denied a permit for the proposed Fright Night at Castle Island.

By - 6/23/16 - 10:37 am

The Globe reports on the war of words over a promoter's plan to convert the Castle Island fort into a horror show for Halloween:

Fright Island’s critics worry the family-friendly South Boston they cherish is under siege as younger professionals flock to the neighborhood, and handing Castle Island over to blood-covered zombies and beer-buzzed millennials would just accelerate that trend.

By - 6/20/16 - 10:44 pm
Strawberry moon over Pleasure Bay in South Boston

Nick Cosky watched the strawberry moon over Spectacle Island and Pleasure Bay this evening.

By - 4/20/16 - 11:23 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Sullivan's will continue to serve only visitors to Castle Island; it no longer has plans for an outlet in Hingham.

By - 3/16/16 - 10:07 am
USS Mahan entering Boston Harbor
Patriots flag

Jay Kenney watched as the USS McFaul passed Castle Island on its way into port this morning.

After getting a close look at the destroyer's flags, he suspects its commanding officer is a Patriots fan.

USS McFaul photos.

By - 2/28/16 - 4:25 pm
Line at Sullivan's

If you're in line at the official closing time, will they still let you in? Robert Alvarez shows us the line five minutes before closing today at Sullivan's at Castle Island, which was doing land-office business all day.

H/t Joan Marshall for posing the question.

By - 2/27/16 - 4:31 pm
First meal of the season at Sullivan's, Castle Island

Die-hard Sullivan's fans were out in force this morning for the re-opening of the Castle Island institution. Eileen Murphy captured Matt Noonan and Charlotte Donovan of Quincy enjoying their first outdoor hot meal this year at Castle island.

For the fifth straight year, John Connors was first in line.

By - 2/26/16 - 7:47 am

Sullivan's at Castle Island opens for the season tomorrow. And the Clam Box at Wollaston Beach opens March 4.

By - 12/26/15 - 1:03 pm
Seal off Castle Island

John Gage actually photographed three seals off Castle Island, including this guy.

By - 12/9/15 - 6:16 pm
Seal at Castle Island in South Boston

John Gage spotted this seal at Castle Island today.

Saturday:
Seal at Black Falcon pier.

By - 11/15/15 - 10:24 am

Rather big police presence at Castle Island around 10 a.m. - including a State Police helicopter - looking for whoever thought it was a good idea to use the peninsula right across the harbor from Logan to fly some drones. It's what the FAA likes to think of as "restricted airspace."

By - 11/13/15 - 3:32 pm
Storm over the Back Bay and South Boston

Around 1:45 p.m. at Castle Island.

The view across Pleasure Bay towards the Kennedy Library was equally dramatic: Read more.

By - 8/29/15 - 11:36 pm
Tiny house at Castle Island

Castle Island regular Eileen Murphy ran across some people filming "World's Smallest House" with a tiny unit they probably just brought in for the filming, rather than something they're actually going to try to rent out, although one would probably have to check with the BRA to be sure.